childhood as possible, that has always been our attitude, we are going to make it work. >> reporter: where it turned out, richie himself was chief engineer. watch richie the kid, back then, figure out how to open the refrigerator. or, long before learning to drive, how to get going on a bike, that his dad rigged with extra long handle bars. or, nowadays, how to have a meal using the classic handheld device, the spoon. so yeah, speed bumps sometimes but no stop signs. >> i had two parents that from day one tried to make it so my life was, i guess you could say, as normal as possible, whatever normal is. >> reporter: well, really, this is better than normal. this is american strong. >> we can't wait to see what richie does next. that's all for us. thanks for watching. diane is back here tomorrow night and i'll see you in the morning on "gma."